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Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Trust But Verify

The Pilots' Golden Rule... 



There was a big fire in the mountains and a CNN reporter requested permission to fly over it to get some pictures to cover the story.

His request  was approved, and he quickly called the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger. He jumped  in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, "Let's go."


The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, "Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides."

'Why?' asked the pilot.

"Because I'm a photographer for CNN" , he responded, "and I need to get some close up shots."

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, "So, what you're telling me is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'



Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene




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